PRINT June 1962

Jack Zajac

LIKE MOST OF HIS CONTEMPORARIES Jack Zajac is basically a Romantic artist. But his dynamic self-expression and his memorable comment—in painting and sculpture—on timeless and universal themes reveal a penetrating intellect and profound emotions.

At 33 Zajac belongs to those young American artists who have retained and reinvented the image out of an inner need rather than out of a kind of reaction to the predominant abstract idiom of our day. Their pride in the traditions of their art is coupled with a true humility that forces them to approach the art of image making anew.

It is in Zajac’s power to bring to poses sanctified by centuries, and to ideas postulated through the ages, a fresh conviction and an exciting approach that is strictly his own, and, therefore, decidedly of his time. To encounter a truly prodigious young talent is a rare and pleasurable experience for any critic.

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